Transitioning from Lesson to Game

In today’s video I talk about taking what you learn in your lessons onto the field.

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Exercises for Athletes with Back Pain

A real issue many athletes face during the season is playing through pain or with minor injuries. In this video, I demonstrate an exercise routine for athletes (and parents) with back pain. At best, it addresses specific issues that could be contributing to your pain. At least, it is a total body workout you can do at home or at the gym to stay active and fit in case you need to take time off from softball.

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Post-Game Recovery

I was wondering if you have any exercises that you use after a game to help pitchers recover?

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This question comes from McKay!

Hand Position at the Back of the Arm Circle

In today’s video, I demonstrate the position your hand should be in entering the throw zone and explain why.

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Nutrition for Softball Players and Parents

Everyone wants to eat healthier, but following a diet is rarely fun or practical. Healthy diet decisions become more difficult during the softball season when teams have to travel and make pit-stops at “quick and easy” restaurants. In this week’s video, I show you different ways to upgrade your diet, from THE EASIEST way to monitor what and how much you are eating to THE SIMPLEST action steps that you can start using today.

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How do you fix your mechanics when you’ve got games to pitch?

I was working with a student yesterday for the first time since last year as she spent the entire off-season recovering from an injury. We spend the whole time doing specific drills and she put in a really outstanding effort to smooth out the illegal hop in her drive through. After the lesson she asked me, what am I supposed to do in games?

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Curveball Fix

Is your curveball more of a flat diagonal pitch than a true breaking pitch? Watch the video for some tips on how to correct it.

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The Consequences of Early Sport Specialization

When I moved to Westchester, New York in 2009, I thought youth “sport specialization” was an issue exclusive to affluent communities where parents could afford the travel and private “tutoring” of athletes. Either I was wrong, or this problem has incomprehensibly metastasized across the country since. This week, I’m forwarding you to a must-read article on this subject and its hard, cold consequences for adolescents.

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Rapid Fire Speed Pitching: Good or Bad?

I don’t know if this is a recent epidemic or a coincidence, but I’ve had several parents come up to me recently saying that their daughter’s coach has asked her to throw as many pitches as she can as fast as she can in some set amount of time, and wondering if that’s okay. This is an easy one: NO IT’S NOT!

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Landing in Relation to the Power Line

In today’s video, I talk a little bit about your landing footwork and how it relates to a good release of the ball.

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